Spokane Public Library has access to Spokane County newspapers only, so we cannot search for any announcements outside of this area. We will search for three announcements at a time and will search the newspaper for 5 days after an event date. You may interlibrary loan a microfilm copy of the newspaper from the State Library if you wish to continue the search yourself. Contact your local library for more information.

Results can be emailed or mailed. Emailed copies are free and delivered in .pdf format. Mailed copies cost 10 cents a page. For more information, the library’s Genealogy Resources will get you started and help you find dates. The Washington State Digital Archives has some vital records available online, so be sure to check there first.

Search for obituaries or birth notices

Enter up to 3 names you'd like us to search.

Enter up to 3 event or publication dates.

Please be as specific as possible with your question.

We prefer to use email. Let us know what works for you.

Spokane residents

Please note:

This form is for obituary and birth announcement requests for out-of-town customers only.

If you live in the Spokane area, we ask that you come in to do your research. We'll be glad to help!